The Vault (2021) movie has a scene at around 42' in which a laser scanner with a rotating table is used to scan a key in a short time, maybe some minutes:


No calibration is done whatsoever. The scan quality must be high enough for the replicated key to be useful.

Is it technically possible? Is it exagerated? Is it fiction?

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    $\begingroup$ Kinda off-topic here, but it seems plausible enough to me. $\endgroup$ May 5, 2021 at 19:38

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There have been instances where people have replicated a key from a photograph of a key. A multi-minute scan of a key seems like overkill, but that appears to be a very large key so maybe so.

Is it possible? Yes.

Is it exaggerated? Probably much simpler than is portrayed.

Is it fiction? As portrayed, yes. Practically, no.


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